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Chu Dau pottery, attractive tourist village of Hai Duong

Updated at Thursday, 24 Jan 2019, 06:43
The Hanoitimes - Chu Dau pottery village is not only a preservation place, but also has become an attractive destination for thousands of domestic and foreign visitors.
Chu Dau pottery village is located in Thai Tan commune, Nam Sach district, northern province of Hai Duong. According to researchers, Chu Dau pottery village was a high-end ceramic center, which was formed in the late 14th century, and reached its peak of brilliant development in the 15th - 16th centuries and then declined in the 17th century. In 2001, Chu Dau ancient pottery was researched to rehabilitate its enamel quality, production techniques, product design, and since then, the Chu Dau village pottery has gradually revived and developed as today.


 
The unique characteristic of the Chu Dau pottery that make it completely different from any other ceramic is its completely handmade paintings. The enamel is made from natural ash of rice husk to give an ancient elegant yellow; the material used to make Chu Dau pottery is white clay taken from Truc Thon area (Chi Linh town, Hai Duong province). The clay is mixed in water.
The molding and pattern decoration processes of Chu Dau pottery are always handmade by the skillful experienced artisans. This makes the Chu Dau pottery completely different from other pottery villages.


 
One of the signature highlights of Chu Dau pottery is the pattern reflecting the life, beliefs, philosophy and soul of the Vietnamese, in which the image of lotus, chrysanthemum and Lac Viet birds are painted. Chu Dau ceramic pottery is made from clay mixed with treated rice husk, to produce white, blue, green and green brown glaze.
According to many travel agencies, in terms of cultural value, history as well as beauty compared to other famous ceramic pottery brand names of Vietnam, the Chu Dau pottery is not inferior, and even superior. Therefore, this is a great opportunity for Chu Dau pottery to develop and attract visitors.


 
In recent years, businesses and people in Chu Dau have started to focus on developing tourism with many activities to meet the needs of visiting and shopping of visitors such as building booths in a large area to introduce restored products of ancient pottery or ceramic garden, calligraphy on ceramic and so on.
Chu Dau pottery village is not only a preservation place, but also has become an attractive destination for thousands of domestic and foreign visitors. Chu Dau pottery is increasingly diverse in shape and design, and it becomes a unique souvenir that is delectable for visitors to buy when visiting the village.
Coming to Chu Dau, visitors are not only impressed by the peaceful and tranquil natural scenery of the Red River delta village, enjoy the countryside food, but also have the opportunity to learn the art of making pottery directly from designing, drawing, to signing on the products, or buy the beautiful ceramic products as a souvenir with an imprint of Vietnamese culture in it.
Thanh Minh
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